Peacock Springs State Recreation Area offers superb examples of surface and subsurface karst limestone features. The park encompasses 288 acres lush with numerous sinks and depressions, a major spring run, and two major springs, Peacock and Bonnet. These are third magnitude springs and are tributaries of the Suwannee River via Peacock Slough. The extensive cave systems totals 33,000 feet of explored passages.
Diving accidents, including deaths have occurred. The Florida State Park System prohibits open water divers from carrying lights or entering the cave system. Solo diving is also prohibited. Divers must be "cave" certified. Divers' steps, platform and benches have been installed expressly for divers.
Divers are advised to avoid the three endangered or threatened species of cave crustaceans: cave crayfish, Florida cave amphipod and Hobb cave amphipod.
Several picnic areas and restrooms are provided.
Directions from Luraville, FL: Travel two miles east along Peacock Springs Road to reach the park. After passing the self-pay booth, travel past the parking area at Orange Grove Sink to reach the heart of the park, Peacock and Bonnet Springs.